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Across

1 Uni­verse

7 Like a fu­ture doc­tor’s stud­ies 13 Land of rus­tic

in­no­cence 15 More ob­vi­ously

sad

16 Be under the weather 17 Wil­bur Wright’s brother

18 Item in a game of jack­straws 20 Unit in a su­per­in­ten­dent’s bldg.

22 Run­away suc­cess 23 San Fran­cisco area, with “the” 26 Close-fit­ting head­wear

29 Tiny peeve 30 Banded mar­ble 32 At­tempt to fix some­thing and in­ad­ver­tently make the sit­u­a­tion worse 35 Spring mo. 36 Re­ac­tion to a gut punch

37 Go easy on the crit­i­cism

44 See 52-Across 45 Pack an­i­mal 46 Like Sadie, in a Bea­tles song 48 Madi­son Square Gar­den, e.g. 50 “Dude!” 51 Su­per­script num­ber for a cube 52 With 44-Across, band with the

#1 hits “Bad Medicine” and “Livin’ on a Prayer” 53 Dandy 55 Test for a fu­ture Ph.D. 57 Sum­mer hrs. 58 Join (with) 62 Be an en­thu­si­as­tic dweeb, with “out” 64 Re­strict 65 “Get a ___!” 68 Brontë’s “Jane ___”

69 Make into law 70 Like the star on Texas’ flag

71 Soldiers’ meal 72 Pulls hard 73 Com­mu­nity gym org.

Down

1 School lunch­room, in­for­mally 2 Ship­ment to a re­fin­ery 3 Corona­tion rod, in Britain 4 Coun­try be­tween Al­ge­ria and Burk­ina Faso 5 Of lyric po­etry 6 Jockey’s wear 7 Cap­i­tal of West­ern Aus­tralia 8 Si­tarist Shankar 9 Gui­tarist Clap­ton 10 Place to get a dairy treat 11 Unagi, e.g. 12 Rap’s Dr. ___ 14 Bryn Mawr grad, e.g.

15 Throw at 19 Bother 20 Bother 21 Some­thing to do to a bal­loon or a wheelie

24 Cash box, for short 25 “Get­ting to ___” (guide to ne­go­ti­at­ing) 27 Darth Vader’s orig­i­nal given name

28 Stare stupidly 30 Miss­ing let­ters? 31 Pop­u­lar kids’ game … or a hint to 18-, 32-, 37- and 58-Across 33 Mary­land del­i­cacy 34 Snapshot, in­for­mally 37 Mata­dor charger 38 Comic book de­but of 1963, with “The” 39 Court call?

40 Rink great Bobby 41 Breast­stroke move 42 An­nual White House Cor­re­spon­dents’ din­ner, joc­u­larly 43 Flames that have gone out? 44 Sharp punch 47 Un­til now

49 In the back, nau­ti­cally speak­ing

51 ___ Con­fer­ence 54 In­for­mal greet­ing 56 Mo­nop­oly pay­ments 59 Squeaks (out) 60 Ye­men neigh­bor 61 Nasty, as a fight 62 Beauty

63 Real looker? 66 End of a co. name 67 Stew tid­bit

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